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Ermida Nª Sra de Vitória -Barro Branco- Borba

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Hidden : 12/27/2008
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Ermida de NossaSra de Vitória
Nossa Sra de Vitória Chapel



Padrão Comemorativo da Batalha de Montes Claros
Monument Commemorating the Battle of Montes Claros





Esta pequena ermida foi fundada por um voto do Marquês de Marialva, D. António Luís de Meneses, nas vésperas da terrível batalha de Montes Claros.
Nesse local, donde se avista todo o vale de Montes Claros, terá o brilhante estratega estabelecido o seu quartel general e assistido a toda a batalha que no dia 17 de Junho de 1665 tirou a vida a centenas de espanhóis e portugueses. Às almas destes soldados mandou o Marquês de Marialva dedicar esta igreja, mandando que todos os dias se rezassem missas em sua memória.
Certamente chocado por tamanha mortalidade, o Marquês de Marialva mandou fazer, em frente à igreja, uma lápide com uma longa inscrição onde fez os seus votos para que tamanha tragédia não se repita na história futura de ambos os países. Apesar de ser um monumento evocativo de uma vitória militar, trata-se de um poema à Paz e à tolerância que permanece pelos séculos.

O templete apresenta uma planta longitudinal e o padrão apresenta uma coluna de características classicizantes e fuste liso em duas secções.
No interior da igreja destaca-se o retábulo em mármores brancos e negros da segunda metade do século XVIII.

Monumento Nacional, 1910 e Imóvel de valor concelhio, 1981.
Festa Anual no 1º fim-de-semana de Setembro.
Miradouro natural com vista para a Serra d´Ossa.
Local priviligiado para observação de aves.

Nota : Por vezes o portão de acesso ao recinto da igreja está fechado.
          Podem aceder pela zona do palco do recinto de festas.

A cache :
É um container small com lapis ,logbook e stashnote e está no exterior do recinto da capela.


 
This small chapel was founded by a vote of the Marquis of Marialva, D. António Luís Meneses, in the eves of the terrible battle of Montes Claros. In that place, from where you can see all the valley of Montes Claros, will have, the bright strategist established his general quarters and watched the battle that on the 17th June of 1665 removed the life to hundreds of Spaniards  and Portugueses. In memory to the souls of these soldiers, the Marquis of Marialva dedicated this church, demanding that every day masses were prayed in their memory. Certainly shocked by such great mortality, the Marquis of Marialva order that in front of the church was to be placed a memorial stone with a long inscription where he wished that such tragedy did not happen again in the future history of both countries. In spite of being an evocative monument of a military victory, it is also poem to the Peace and tolerance that remains for the centuries.
In the inner of the church it stands out the altar piece with its white and black marbles of the second half of the XVIII century. 

Chapel and stone monument constructed in memory of Battle of Montes Claros (against the Spanish) in the 17th century.
The chapel is longitudinal in plan.The column has classical characteristics with a smooth column.It is in two sections.

Classified as a National Monument in 1910 and Imóvel de valor concelhio in 1981.
Annual festival during the 1st weekend in September.
Natural viewpoint with a view over the hills of Serra d´Ossa.
Special place for birdwatching.

Note : Some times the gate to the chapel zone is closed.
          There is a way pass near the stage zone.
           
The cache
:
It´s a small container with pencil, logbook and stash note and is outside of the chapel´s wall.










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